The standard number of each way places for the Grand National is technically just four. However, these days it is almost unheard of for a bookie to pay out for just the top four and the top five is often the bare minimum, with many sites paying to six places and lots paying to even more than that.
So, if you want to know who came sixth in the 2022 Grand National, the answer is Longhouse Poet at 12/1. The full top six can be seen below but if you want to know who was fifth in the Grand National in 2022, Fiddlerontheroof was your horse.
Top Six at the 2022 Grand National
- 1st) Noble Yeats – 50/1, Jockey: Sam Waley-Cohen
- 2nd) Any Second Now – 15/2 (F), Jockey: Mark Walsh
- 3rd) Delta Work – 10/1, Jockey: Jack Kennedy
- 4th) Santini – 33/1, Jockey: Nick Scholfield
- 5th) Fiddlerontheroof – 12/1, Jockey: Brendan Powell
- 6th) Longhouse Poet – 12/1, Jockey: Darragh O’Keefe
So we had a poet in sixth and a poet in first at the 2022 Grand National but the big story was not Longhouse Poet taking sixth, but Noble Yeats winning. Or, more specifically, Noble Yeats’ jockey, Sam Waley-Cohen, landing the Grand National in his final ever race.
This was the amateur jockey’s 10th attempt at winning the most famous steeplechase in the world. Previously his best effort had been back in 2011 when he came second on Oscar Time. Noble Yeats was a 50/1 shot too, so Waley-Cohen, who had announced in advance that he would be retiring after the race, cannot have been too confident that he would finally be able to land the big one.
In the end he produced a stunning ride and Noble Yeats a fantastic run, the duo crossing the line more than two lengths ahead of the favourite, Any Second Now. The horse was owned by the jockey’s father, Robert and so we can assume a great night was had in the Waley-Cohen house!
Longhouse Poet 6th in 2022 Grand National
Longhouse Poet was one of a number of serious dark horses who were quite well-fancied ahead of the 2022 Grand National. Sent off at 12/1, the eight year old had Darragh O’Keefe in the saddle and was trained by Martin Brassil. Neither jockey nor trainer were particularly big names but a win in January over 3m1f had made some punters believe the Irish horse might just have what it takes, despite the poor performance that followed when seventh of nine in February.
Interestingly both first and sixth in the Grand National in 2022 were sired by Yeats, the brilliant four-time Ascot Gold Cup winner. Longhouse Poet returned to Aintree for the Grad National in 2023 but despite coming into the race after a victory at Down Royal in March, the 20/1 shot unseated jockey JJ Slevin at the Canal Turn on the first circuit.